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From 2012 to 2017, Matt Patricia helped Invoice Belichick run the New England Patriots protection.
Now it seems he’ll be working the opposite facet of the ball.
Jeff Howe of The Athletic reported Patricia is “trending” to be the following offensive play-caller in New England, although Invoice Belichick has not decided.
The Patriots wish to change Josh McDaniels, who spent the earlier decade as their offensive coordinator earlier than leaving for the Las Vegas Raiders’ head-coaching job this offseason. Belichick has not formally employed an offensive coordinator in McDaniels’ place.
Patricia is presently listed as a senior soccer advisor on the Patriots web site. He started his profession in New England as an offensive assistant beneath Belichick in 2004 earlier than finally transferring up the ranks and turning into defensive coordinator in 2012. The Lions employed him as their head coach in 2018, and he spent three seasons in Detroit earlier than returning to New England final season.
Patricia is joined on the Patriots employees by fellow former head coach Joe Choose, who was fired by the New York Giants after the 2021 season. Choose labored with particular groups and the Patriots’ broad receiving corps earlier than being employed by the Giants.
Longtime assistant Nick Caley was additionally anticipated to be within the working to name performs subsequent season.
Howe reported the Patriots aren’t anticipated to alter their offensive system a lot in 2022 however are “simplifying” terminology.